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Dengue: 5 more die, 968 hospitalised in a day

Staff Correspondent, dhakadiplomat.com
  29 Nov 2023, 18:52

At least five more people died from dengue in 24 hours preceding 8:00am today as the country grapples with a record outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease.

Of the five deaths, three were reported in the capital.

At least 968 dengue patients were hospitalised in the 24-hour period, according to data from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Dengue has so far claimed at least 1,615 lives this year and nearly 311,014 were infected, making this the deadliest year since the first recorded epidemic in 2000.

According to DGHS data, 3,587 dengue patients were undergoing treatment at different hospitals across the country.

A total of 305,812 patients have so far been released from hospitals across the country this year.

 

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